AviationCV.com experts observe that an intensifying air traffic and a very optimistic forecast regarding a significant aircraft fleet expansion until 2030 suggest an inevitable growth in pilot market. If the coming 20 years period sees an aircraft fleet rise to the predicted 39000 ps., airlines will be faced with the need to employ over 460000 pilots, i.e. approx. 23000 new pilots every year. One of the largest growths in pilot markets is anticipated in Europe and the CIS where the demand for new pilots is expected to increase up to 102 thousand in the next 20 years.
The largest call for new pilots is foreseen in the Asian-Pacific region where the demand is expected to reach over 180000. In the meantime, in China, which is considered to be the fastest emerging market in the world, the anticipated number exceeds 72000. In Latin America and Africa the aforementioned growth is to reach 41000 and 14300 respectively while in the Near East it should add up to 36000. According to AviationCV.com, the expected growth in demand, particularly in the emerging markets will be greeted with an underdeveloped infrastructure preventing the potential to train so many pilots.
‘In order to satisfy the needs of both consumers and aviation sector we must secure added value to everyone. This can be achieved by accelerating and upgrading pilots training and leasing services. Last year in some regions we have observed an obvious lack of properly developed infrastructure needed for extending cabin crew qualification and introducing adequate training programs. Aviation industry is constantly exposed to challenges related to securing an uninterrupted provision of services. These include but are not limited to staff rotation, diseases and seasonal excess workloads.’, - commented the CEO of AviationCV.com Skaiste Knyzaite.
According to S.Knyzaite, training even a fraction of the number of pilots expected to be on demand will prove a tough task. Aviation industry representatives will have to deal with such issues as sustaining stable financial and performance indicators and minimizing training costs while training more pilots and not compromising on quality. S.Knyzaite maintains that one of the most reasonable solutions to the problem is the increasingly popular pilots leasing service.
‘In the next twenty years to come the number of leased pilots may account for more than 10% of the entire pilot market. In the Asian-Pacific, Near East and European regions the number of such pilots topped 15000 last year. The predicted further growth will naturally result in an increased competition among the providers of pilots training and leasing services. Under such circumstances the highest added value will fall to the end customers gaining top quality services at competitive prices.’, - concluded S.Knyzaite.